Concert Calendar: Frightened Rabbit, Crossroads Music Fest, Gary Clark Jr., Tegan & Sara, Bob Mould and more

Frightened Rabbit
Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison is kind
of your archetypical tortured artist. On the Glasgow band’s latest
album, Painting of a Panic Attack, he mines the well-trod themes of
heartbreak and depression. Instead of being trapped in his own
self-pity, Hutchison addresses his own faults. There are some
self-indulgent moments, but overall, Painting of a Panic Attack reads
more like a stirring elegy than it does gloomy synth-folk — particularly
with the gorgeous album closer, “Die Like a Rich Boy,” in which
Hutchison breathily declares that he wants “to die like a rich boy in a
lake that bears my name.” Friday night at the Granada, keep Hutchison’s
misery company.
7 p.m. Friday, September 9
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Crossroads Music Fest
Every year, Bill Sundahl, special-events and volunteer coordinator for community-radio station KKFI 90.1, makes improvements to his beloved Crossroads Music Fest. On Saturday, the 12th annual iteration of CMF spreads out over nine venues: RecordBar (at its new 1520 Grand location), Collection, Green Lady Lounge, two stages at the Living Room Theatre, the Brick, Tank Room, Mod Gallery and Good Golly (Josey Records is sponsoring the VIP area there). More than 40 artists and bands have signed up for this year’s fest, including Radkey, Kelley Hunt, Various Blonde, the Amanda Fish Band, Not a Planet, Heidi Lynne Gluck and Molly Hammer. If you want a rich sampling of local music talent, here is your chance to access a multitude of genres with a short walk through the Crossroads.
2 p.m. Saturday, September 10
Various venues throughout the Crossroads Arts District
cmfkc.com

Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr. was last in town in March, when he played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Uptown. He’s back five months later, this time at Crossroads KC, still touring on last year’s excellent The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing what Clark can do in concert, don’t miss this chance. Clark owns whatever stage he’s on like he’s just risen from the ashes of Jimi Hendrix. On Sonny Boy, the Austin, Texas, axman moves beyond the blues, incorporating elements of 1970s funk and soul. If you’re looking for a weeknight party, friends, this is it.
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 14
Crossroads KC, 417 East 18th Street

Thursday 9.8
Sons of Brasil
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Midnight Marauders
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

NotSisters, Lover Gurl, Breakdown,
Nan and the One Nite Stands
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Randy Rogers Band
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Matt Hopper
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Victor & Penny & the LCO with John Calvin Abney
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Will Courtney, Hot Dog Skeletons,
New Baboons
MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

JBL Harmon, Demo
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Russian Circles
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Friday 9.9
The Band Oasis
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Dan Thomas
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Donner Party of Three, Signal Ridge
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Brewer & Shipley
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Krank Daddies, Hillybilly Casino,
Cowtown Playboys
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Tim Whitmer Quartet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Boogaloo 7
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Kansas City Symphony
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway

2 Proud 2 Beg
Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Micky & the Motor Cars with Shane Smith
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Stary Osla, Marah in the Mainsail,
Root & Stem
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Swojens, Wild Eye
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

ESE, Stiff Middle Fingers, Young Bull
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Saturday 9.10
Ida McBeth
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Heart Byrne
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

O.A.R., The Hunts
Crossroads KC, 417 E 18th

ESE, DeathValley Wolfriders
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Roger McGuinn
Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

Greensky Bluegrass
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Max Groove Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Money for Nothin’
Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Wishbone Ash
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Radney Foster
Gospel Lounge, Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Vince Gill
The Midland, 1228 Main

Trace Adkins
Providence Medical Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs

The Conquerors, the Leisure Boys,
Kaz Mirblouk
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Second Hand King, Scotty Wu, J Bomb, more
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Vigil & Thieves, One Finger
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Sunday 9.11
The Amity Affliction
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Heat Index
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

John Moreland
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Justin Hylton, Tyler Gregory
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day, Strawbilly, Kelley Hunt
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Matthew McNeal with Use Your Atlas
Tank Room, 1813 Grand

Monday 9.12
Jazz Disciples
The Blue Room, 1616 E 18th

Gabe Dixon, David Ryan Harris
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Todd Strait Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Ernest Melton Quartet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Avenged Sevenfold with Volbeat and
Killswitch Engage
Providence Medical Amphitheater,
633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs

Dee-1, Dose, HighRisk, Reach
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Tuesday 9.13

Tegan & Sara

with Shura
The Midland, 1228 Main

Lucero
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Karl McComas-Reichl Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds,
Weyward Sister, Mike Damron
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Marduk, Rotting Christ, Carach Angren
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Bob Mould, with Fury Things
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Wednesday 9.14
The Americans, Nicholas St. James
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Bridge Burner, See It Through, Conflicts, Knocked Loose, Expire
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Sizzla
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Natalie Bates Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

The Toasters, the New Riddim, Boss Hooligan Soundsystem
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Beth Hart
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway

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